Orientation - Friday, August 28
The following GENERAL schedule is tentative and based on the 2019 orientation schedule. The schedule will be updated in Summer 2020.
- Individual Meetings with Your Adviser, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Adviser’s Office
- Online Course Registration, 11:00 am, McCabe Library or Online
- Be Well, Be Safe, and Just Breathe: Living Well in College, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., LPAC
- Alcohol, Other Drugs & Healthy Planning for your Future, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., LPAC
7:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. in Sharples Dining Hall
Individual Meetings with Academic Advisers
9 a.m.–11 a.m. in Adviser’s Office
Scheduled individual meetings with academic advisers.
Transfer Student Session
10 a.m.–10:45 a.m. in Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility
Learn about resources available through the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility.
Online Course Registration
11 a.m.–12 p.m. in McCabe computer labs or on your own networked computer
Student Academic Mentors (SAMs) will be stationed in dorms and at public computers across campus to provide assistance in registering for classes.
Orientation Group Lunch
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. in Sharples Dining Hall
SELECTED RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT VISIT & BRIEF CAMPUS TOUR
1 p.m.–3 p.m. in Meet in Parrish Hall, Shane Lounge
Grab a friend or make a new friend here as you join an Orientation Leader to visit four centers on campus and learn about the many valuable resources they offer. Groups leave at 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. (half hour program) in McCabe
Get a jump start on finding course books and making sense of college-level research! Sign up for a half-hour workshop at one of the Libraries (McCabe, Cornell, or Underhill). Meet a librarian and a RIA (Research & Information Associate) and walk away with free Library swag! Sign up online!
Jummah Prayer with Muslim Student Association
1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m. in IC Big Room
Join the Muslim Student Association for Friday prayer. All are welcome.
Be Well, Be Safe, and Just Breathe: Living Well in College
3 p.m.–4:30 p.m. in LPAC
Physical, intellectual, mental, sexual, and spiritual health are critical components to your overall well-being as a student and person, but it can be hard to ask for help. Join Student Health and Wellness Services, the Athletics Department, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), the Office of Student Engagement (OSE), Religious and Spiritual Life, and Public Safety to learn about the programs, support, and advice they offer.
Orientation Group Dinner
4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. in Sharples Dining Hall
Shabbat Services with Swarthmore Kehilah
5 p.m.–6:00 p.m. in Bond Hall
A brief nondenominational Shabbat service and songs. Kehilah, Swarthmore's Jewish student organization, is LGBTQ+-affirming. All are welcome.
Shabbat Dinner with Swarthmore Kehilah
6 p.m.–6:45 p.m. in Bond Hall
Shabbat dinner prepared by students. All are welcome.
Alcohol, Other Drugs, and YOU: Managing the College Effect
7 p.m.–8:30 p.m. in Lang Performing Arts Center
College offers many new experiences, which may include exposure to alcohol and other drugs (AOD). This interactive discussion will provide a follow-up to AlcoholEDU while offering additional information to empower students.
8:45 p.m.–9:45 p.m. in Locations Around Campus
Guided discussions will be facilitated by returning students.
10 p.m.–12 a.m. in Sharples Patio; Rain location: Upper Tarble
Come listen to your fellow Swatties showcase their talents while you enjoy lemonade and tasty treats!